Community Resources

Following are community resources to explore for your family, your business, and yourself.

Caspar

  • Coast Women in Business – association of women residing on the Mendocino coast, in California, who own – or aspire to own – their own businesses, meeting monthly to share ideas, network, and learn from each other.

Fort Bragg

  • Coast Cinemas – movie theatre with 4 screens; shows first-run movies
  • Coast Youth Soccer League – recreational league with an emphasis on skill development, sportsmanship, and fun; member of the Cal North California Youth Soccer Association
  • C.V. Starr Community Center/Sigrid & Harry Spath Aquatic Facility – houses 2 pools, fitness and dance rooms, conference rooms, and business offices; offers year-round activities for adults and kids
  • Fort Bragg School District – includes several schools in Fort Bragg, California, and surrounding area, serving children ages 5 to 18
  • Gloriana Musical Theatre – musical theatre, rock ‘n’ roll revues, a cappella performances, magic shows, and young performer productions
  • Jordon Studio – kenpo karate studio for ages 5 to adult as well as fitness, weight loss, and body transformation
  • Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens – located on 47 acres between California’s Highway One and the Pacific Ocean, it includes canyons, wetlands, coastal bluffs, and a closed-cone pine forest
  • Mendocino Coast Children’s Fund – provides basic needs and enrichment opportunities to low-income coastal children
  • Mendocino Community College, Coast Center – offers a robust selection of classes for continuing, returning, or new students both online offerings and at several campuses (including Fort Bragg, CA)
  • Safe Passage Family Resource Center – offers certified safety check and training about proper use of car seats, weekly play group for toddlers, help for local children with unmet needs, enrollment assistance for no or low-cost health insurance, parenting classes in English and Spanish, and various community support groups
  • Second Story Studios – dance studios featuring instruction in ballet, jazz, tap, modern, african, swing, lindy hop, tango, and music for youth
  • Skunk Train – scenic, historic passenger railway through redwood forests and mountain meadows between Fort Bragg and Willits, in northern California
  • Symphony of the Redwoods – community orchestra that provides live classical music year-round
  • West Company – offers no-cost personalized business consulting to start up entrepreneurs and business owners in Mendocino County

Mendocino

  • Community Center of Mendocino – offers year-round activities for adults and kids including after-school care for school-age children during the school year and day camps during the summer as well as senior yoga, silks classes, arts and crafts fairs, pétanque terrain, dog park, and ball park (Friendship Park)
  • Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle’s Children’s Books – independent bookstore with a great selection of books, cards, notebooks, and pens as well as an amazing ocean view
  • Mendocino Art Center – artistic and educational institution offering over 200 retreat-style workshops each year in ceramics, fiber arts, fine art, jewelry, and sculpture
  • Mendocino Coast Chamber of Commerce – good source for area information, maps, visitor and relocation information, vacation lodging referrals, local business information, attractions, and things to do
  • Mendocino Coast Sea Dragons – youth swim team, registered with USA Swimming
  • Mendocino Coast Soccer – hosts annual soccer tournaments for coed adult teams
  • Mendo Digital – digital marketing company that builds and maintains web sites, creates content, and performs social media communications for local businesses
  • Mendocino Film Festival – shows independent films in venues throughout Mendocino County
  • Mendocino Music Festival – annual concert series held in late July at a site overlooking the Pacific Ocean, featuring classical music, jazz, big band, opera, dance, blues, world, folk, and popular contemporary music
  • Mendocino School District – includes several schools in Mendocino, California, and surrounding localities, serving children ages 5 to 18

Ukiah

  • First 5 Mendocino – works to improve the lives of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and their families throughout Mendocino County by distributing tax dollars through partnerships, grants, and projects that fulfill its current strategic plan to “decrease substance abuse and improve parenting among families with young children”
  • North Coast Opportunities (NCO): Rural Communities Child Care (RCCC) – offers a subsidized childcare program for low-income families and continuing education for childcare providers

Please contact us with recommendations of additional community resources to include.